"... here we have a collection of 12 very pleasant, short pieces 9one to four minutes) based on tunes in a new Danish hymn book. These are played by the eight-member Danish Chamber Players ... All the settings of hymn tunes are easy to listen to, with conservative harmonies."
Donald Metz - American Record Guide - March/April 2013
"The music could hardly be more authoritatively performed than it is here ... It’s an extra ordinary collection, absolutely original and quite compelling in its way, excellently performed and recorded... A very remarkable record." *****
James Palmer - The Organ magazine - Spring 2013
"The Sakskøbing Præludier are vigorously entertaining chorale arrangements. Concerto No 4 stars the composer, firing off an explosively active finale." ****
Terry Blain - BBC Music magazine (Brief Notes Section) - February 2013
"By far the strongest, leanest work is the vividly scored Concerto No 4 for organ and chamber ensemble ... The finale is a riot of joyous dancing."
Gramophone magazine - December 2012
"Although belonging to the great tradition of Parisian organist-composers, Naji Hakim has gained a considerable reputation as a composer away from the organ loft. This disc of his chamber music shows a side to his creative talent that will impress anyone who still thinks of him primarily as an organist... They [Danish Chamber Players] are excellent, playing with superb clarity and evidently wholly immersed in Hakim’s idiosyncratic style. To have Hakim playing his own concerto is also, of course, a considerable draw. It’s a well-produced and above all entertaining release, with clear, immediate sound satisfyingly recorded in slightly wet acoustics, allowing the sound to resonate without losing transparency..."
Peter Lynan - International Record Review - January 2013
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